Exercise 3: Elements of an Action

The Elements of an Action are: The Magic If Improvisations: Most exercises should be done to music. Sit, stand, walk.  Justify everything you do.  For example, sit at a window in order to see what is happening in the house opposite.  Sit in order to rest. Stand to be photographed.  Stand in order to see better. Walk to pass the time.  Walk to annoy the people who live in the apartment below. Clean your bureau drawers. Count the numbers of objects on a table. You have to leave school because you cannot afford to pay tuition.  A friend wants to help you but she has no money.  She brings you a valuable brooch.  You refuse the gift but your friend insist, lays it on a dresser, and leaves. You walk with your friend to the door.  When you come back,

Exercise 3: Elements of an Action2021-02-16T18:22:33+00:00

Exercise 2: The Method of Physical Actions

Exercises and Improvisations An analogous emotion in your own life should be, as much as possible, the basis for the situation in any improvisation.  Before executing an improvisation, concentrated and build in your imagination the circumstances in which the action takes place, why you do it, where it takes place, when.  Think of all the possible details in each situation.  Be yourself, but in different circumstances.  In your imagination, picture people you know in real life.  After you have built the situation, find physical behavior that will express what you want to project.  Search for the unique physical action which is connected to the emotion you want to stir.  The action will trigger the emotion and you will behave in a psycho-physical way. Instructions: before and after physical actions, the student must use gestures of the body in order to

Exercise 2: The Method of Physical Actions2021-01-27T22:40:32+00:00

Contrast and Why it is Important

Look at landscape photographs provided with this course or a painting or movie you think is interesting. Look how it is lit.  Start by identifying the lighting sources (you may not be able to see the source itself, just the light itself). Examine each source of these factors that contribute to its effect in the scene: What kind of shadow does it cast (crisp or diffuse)?What angle is it coming from?How bright is it relative to other lights (the lighting contrast)?What color is it? When you’re ready to shoot a scene, ask the same questions about the light sources. You may specifically check, the angle or intensity of a given light. But at other times you will look at things more instinctively, evaluating the overall “feel” of the lighting but keeping these factors in the back of your mind. Snow

Contrast and Why it is Important2022-06-17T23:57:58+00:00
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